Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated: August 6, 2020

Residence Life

  1. What will the requirements be in terms of group settings in a dorm room? Will face coverings be required in a dorm setting, or just social distancing?
  2. Will students still have a roommate this year, or will there be one person per room?
  3. What has been done or what will be the protocol to clean HVAC units and ensure there will be no mold growing inside the units?
  4. Will there be visitors allowed in our dorms?
  5. If the semester must be finished virtually, will you issue housing refunds to students?
  6. How will preventative measures such as wearing a mask and social distancing be administered for students in the dorms?
  7. What if my assigned move-in time doesn’t work for my schedule? Can I request an earlier or different time slot?
  8. How many people can help me move-in to my residence on campus? Can my other family members tour the campus while waiting?
  9. What will the expectations be for students living in townhouses this year? What guidelines will be implemented?
  10. What if my roommate doesn’t practice social distancing and safety measures? How can my health and safety be protected?
  11. What should I bring and how should I prepare for the Semester?
  12. In a townhouse setting, if one of my roommate tests positive, do we all have to quarantine?

Campus Life

  1. What types of sanitary measures will be implemented on campus?
  2. Will there still be campus events and activities?
  3. Will students still be able to set up tables in Ridgway to recruit for activities and clubs?
  4. Will you increase cleaning in the library to reduce the risk for students who spend many hours there?
  5. Will there be enough space in the library for commuters?
  6. If I am outside with a group of friends and we are all socially distancing, do we still have to wear masks?
  7. Will the library still be accessible like normal? What kinds of regulations will be put into place?
  8. Will there still be Welcome Week activities?
  9. How will the University work to overcome the isolation students will inevitably feel with the safety protocols in place? Can activities be planned on campus to help with this, even if they are virtual?
  10. Will the bookstore be open?

Academics and Instruction

  1. As a music student, how is wearing a mask going to affect my classes?
  2. If all our classes are online, can we choose to not be on campus for the semester?
  3. If our classes are moved online later in the semester, will we receive a tuition reimbursement?
  4. If there is an outbreak on campus what happens next? Do we go back home and go back onto Zoom?
  5. What if I am diagnosed or self-isolated due to COVID-19? How would I be able to “catch up” after missing college level work?
  6. What measures have been taken to ensure the safety of the students in the classroom?
  7. Can I choose to take all online classes if I don’t want to be on campus?
  8. What will UE do to ensure students can achieve in the online classroom just as they normally would on campus, especially if they find an online format more challenging?
  9. How will labs be operated since most equipment is shared between classes?
  10. How do I know whether my classes are face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online?

Coronavirus Precautions (Masks, Social Distancing) and Testing

  1. Will you be requiring COVID-19 testing of all students when they return to campus?
  2. How will UE monitor students who contract the virus but are asymptomatic?
  3. How will UE monitor students who do not abide by social distancing/wearing mask measures?
  4. What will happen if students need to be hospitalized due to COVID-19?
  5. How will parents be notified if their student tests positive for COVID-19?
  6. Can I quarantine at my home if I test positive for COVID-19 while on campus?
  7. If I test positive for COVID-19 and don’t live close enough to quarantine at my home, can I stay somewhere on campus?
  8. Will you be testing students regularly on campus?
  9. If I test positive and have to quarantine on campus, how will I use my meal plan?
  10. Will you make COVID-19 testing data available to students and the public?
  11. How will masks be distributed to students when they arrive on campus? NEW

Athletics and Fitness Center

  1. Will the weight room be open this semester?
  2. Won’t you need to place 6 feet of distance between season ticket holders’ seats? How will you decide where to move people’s seats?
  3. What is the status of fall athletics for UE?

Dining Hall and Meal Plans

  1. Am I going to get my AceBucks back from last semester?
  2. What changes and guidelines will be implemented for the dining hall when we return?
  3. Will you be testing staff members who will be handling food? Will staff members of Chick-fil-A and Starbuck’s be tested?
  4. Will there be overflow seating in Ridgway, and what will the hours of availability be?
  5. If I am in mandated quarantine and on a meal plan, how will I receive meals?
  6. Will students still have access to the same food options and quantities if the University is encouraging takeout options and limiting seating for social distancing?
  7. With new dining hall regulations in place, will the hours be extended to accommodate for them?

International Students

  1. As an international student, will I need to be in 2 weeks quarantine? And if so, where?

Other

  1. Will I be able to work off campus and leave campus like I normally did?
  2. Will I be charged a distance learning fee if my class is moved online?
  3. Why should I pay an activity fee if there may not be many activities on campus this year?
  4. Will club leaders be given premium access to Zoom so they may host meetings online?
  5. Will students still be able to get a flu shot on campus this fall?
  6. If a student was supposed to attend Harlaxton this year, will they be able to attend in a later semester?
  7. When will classes begin this fall?
  8. Will COVID-19 testing be performed on campus?
  9. What is the University’s plan to assist students who may need counseling or support during these difficult times?
  10. Will the work-study program be available for students this fall?
  11. Will there be any changes to the campus recycling program? NEW
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Residence Life

What will the requirements be in terms of group settings in a dorm room? Will face coverings be required in a dorm setting, or just social distancing?
  • Social distancing guidelines will be implemented in all common area space and residential hallways in residence halls. Students are to follow all instruction regarding social distancing including official floor decals that are used to designate social distancing spacing for individual offices and common area space in residence halls (i.e. lobbies, mailboxes and office windows, etc.)
  • The use of masks / facial coverings will be required, and students should maintain 6 feet of social (physical) distance from anyone they do not live with.
  • Students are not required to wear masks / facial coverings in the privacy of their own room and with a roommate.
  • If there are people in areas that are small, like stairwells and elevators, consider going one at a time.
  • Additional information and guidelines
Will students still have a roommate this year, or will there be one person per room?

The University is taking several measures to reduce the potential exposure and spread of the COVID-19 Virus. Rooms will remain double occupancy and roommates will be viewed as a “household” or family unit. Students who have assigned roommates in a double room for the upcoming year will still be assigned with that roommate.

What has been done or what will be the protocol to clean HVAC units and ensure there will be no mold growing inside the units?

Residence Life staff and housekeeping do checks prior to move-in. Each summer the units are checked and the air filter is changed. This is repeated during winter break. Prior to move-in, RAs do room checks and report any problems to Facilities and/or Residence Life (particularly if there is mold). UE has made a concerted effort to publicize what students should do if they find evidence of mold. This info is also available on our website. We do not expect or want students and families to clean the HVAC unit, and please know we have a staff to do this and they use a special solution to kill and resist mold growth.

Will there be visitors allowed in our dorms?
  • There will be very limited access to residence halls other than residents as a safety precaution.
  • Students are allowed to have a maximum of one visitor in a student room as long as:
    • The visitor is from their own building
    • The roommate is comfortable having this visitor in the room
    • All parties wear masks / facial coverings when the visitor is present.
  • No one is allowed in residential hallways or student rooms if they are not a resident of that hall. Exceptions include:
    • University personnel or approved vendors performing their responsibilities.
    • Family and friends approved to assist during move-in and move-out periods
  • No overnight guests are allowed.
  • Additional information and guidelines
If the semester must be finished virtually, will you issue housing refunds to students?

It is the University’s intention to provide residential living experiences this fall utilizing protective measures to minimize the spread of COVID-19. If COVID-19 were to increase in such a magnitude that required a University decision to close residential facilities in the fall semester for more than two weeks, the University would provide prorated housing and meal plan refunds to students who are required by University policy to vacate residential facilities.

How will preventative measures such as wearing a mask and social distancing be administered for students in the dorms?
  • Students in residence halls will have a roommate, and each room will be treated as one “household.” Because of this, students will not need to wear masks in the rooms. Residence halls will have very limited access for group settings in rooms and common spaces. In the event of small gatherings, students will need to wear masks or face coverings.
  • Beds will be placed on opposite ends of the room to allow for social distancing.
  • Bunking will not be allowed, but students can choose to set up the beds loft-style.
  • All common areas will have policies related to maximum occupancy, social distancing and requirements for PPE posted.
  • General policies regarding the use of common area space
What if my assigned move-in time doesn’t work for my schedule? Can I request an earlier or different time slot?

To discuss your move-in time or make other arrangements, please contact the Residence Life department at residencelife@evansville.edu.

How many people can help me move-in to my residence on campus? Can my other family members tour the campus while waiting?

Two people can assist in the building during the move-in period. Other family members can remain outside.

What will the expectations be for students living in townhouses this year? What guidelines will be implemented?
  • Village Units (Houses, apartments, and Townhouses) are assigned at traditional occupancy levels, each student with a private bedroom.
  • Each Village unit will be viewed as a family unit.
  • Students are not required to wear masks / facial coverings in the privacy of their own living unit with the people who live with them.
  • Outside of their living unit, the use of masks / facial coverings are required, and students should maintain 6 feet of social (physical) distance from anyone they do not live with.
  • Students in Village housing are allowed to have the following number of visitors:
    • A maximum of one visitor in a Weinbach or Lincoln Park Apartment.
    • A maximum of two visitors in a Village Houses or Townhouse with no more than one visitor in a student room. This is allowed as long as:
      • The visitor is a UE student
      • Others from the same living unit are comfortable having this visitor in the unit
      • All parties wear masks / facial coverings when the visitor is present.
  • No other individuals are allowed in the unit except for:
    • Emergency personnel, University personnel, or approved vendors performing their responsibilities.
    • Family and friends approved to assist during move-in and move-out periods
  • No overnight guests are allowed.
  • Additional information and guidelines
What if my roommate doesn’t practice social distancing and safety measures? How can my health and safety be protected?

We are living through a very unique time. We ask that all students use common sense and show respect for the health and safety of the people living within their community. As roommates, it is essential to establish mutual guidelines and expectations to reduce risky behavior and potential exposure. Communication is key in building trust and setting reasonable expectations. While we at UE are implementing several health and safety measures to protect our community, it is extremely important that all of our students take proper precautions to safeguard their own health as well as the health of those around them.

Your Resident Assistant and Residential Coordinator are here to assist in issues with roommates. Feel free to enlist their assistance if needed. You can also speak with the Associate Director or Director of Residence Life.

What should I bring and how should I prepare for the Semester?
  • Common area kitchen will have some restrictions.
    • No food will be able to be stored in common area refrigerators. We highly recommend either buying or renting a small Micro-Fridge unit for personal use.
    • No pots, pans, or other shared use cooking equipment will be available for checkout. So be sure to bring your own.
  • If you plan to use computer labs, it’s a good idea to bring your own USB keyboard with a built-in track pad.
  • Pack light. It is best to only bring essentials. While we have every intention of remaining open, it is best to bring less should the pandemic increase in intensity.
  • Be sure to prepare a COVID-19 Emergency Bag. Have a bag packed ahead of time if you should need to isolate:
    • Cloth face coverings / Masks
    • Thermometer
    • First Aid Kit
    • Soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces
    • Prescription medications
    • Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
    • Prescription eyeglasses and contact lens solution
    • Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
    • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
    • Paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
    • Paper and pencil
    • Books, games, puzzles or other activities
    • Electronic devices, charging equipment, etc.
In a townhouse setting, if one of my roommate tests positive, do we all have to quarantine?

Yes. The University is establishing a contract tracing protocol. In general, contact tracing involves identifying people who have an infectious disease (cases) and people who they came in contact with (contacts) and working with them to interrupt disease spread. This includes asking people with COVID-19 to isolate and their contacts to quarantine at home voluntarily.

To prevent the further spread of disease, people who had contact with someone with COVID-19 are encouraged to stay home and maintain social distance (at least 6 feet) from others until 14 days after their last exposure to a person with COVID-19.

Campus Life

What types of sanitary measures will be implemented on campus?

Our facilities and housekeeping staff are working diligently to increase sanitation and cleanliness procedures on campus. Measures will be increased particularly in high-touch areas, such as residence halls, classrooms, and the library. Residence life staff will also be conducting health and safety checks prior to move-in to ensure that rooms are ready and properly cleaned for students. For the dining halls, many changes have been made to reduce contact and enhance safety. This includes encouraging carry-out options, eliminating self-serve stations, and marking food service lines for social distancing.

Will there still be campus events and activities?

Students will still be able to participate in on-campus activities and events within certain guidelines. We want to keep the UE community safe, so students will still need to wear masks. Campus life is a major part of the college experience, but the events and activities will look a little different than previous years.

Will students still be able to set up tables in Ridgway to recruit for activities and clubs?

Organizations can still reserve tables in Ridgway for organization purposes while following social distancing guidelines.

Will you increase cleaning in the library to reduce the risk for students who spend many hours there?

Overall, our facilities and housekeeping staff will be heavily increasing cleanliness and sanitation efforts on campus. This will particularly be implemented in high-traffic areas, including the library.

Will there be enough space in the library for commuters?

The University will continually monitor the amount of spaces in the library for commuters to best accommodate. If necessary, additional spaces on campus have been identified and the University will open alternative locations if needed so that this can ease any burden on needed space between classes for commuters.

If I am outside with a group of friends and we are all socially distancing, do we still have to wear masks?

Masks or face coverings will be required outdoors when social distancing cannot be achieved.

Will the library still be accessible like normal? What kinds of regulations will be put into place?

The library will be open, but tables, seating, and computer stations will be reduced to a lower capacity to increase social distancing. Masks will be required at all times inside the library, as in all campus inside spaces, unless you are alone in a study room with a closed door. The library may need to offer reduced hours due to lower staffing levels, and eating in the building will no longer be permitted due to the sanitary issues involved.

Will there still be Welcome Week activities?

There will be Welcome Week activities, but only new students will be attending. We will have the annual Student Organization Fair on Sunday, August 16, from 4-6 p.m. This event will have both in-person and virtual components.

How will the University work to overcome the isolation students will inevitably feel with the safety protocols in place? Can activities be planned on campus to help with this, even if they are virtual?

UE is already looking into safe ways to engage students through on-campus activities. The best part of being a Changemaker campus is that we know students can help us during this time and be a part of the solution. Our Student Engagement team is always open to ideas and suggestions. For example, during the Spring 2020 semester, we held virtual concerts, Zoom movie nights, student caricatures, and more. If you have ideas or suggestions, please send them to our Student Engagement office.

Will the bookstore be open?

The UE Bookstore will be operating differently this year due to COVID-19 guidelines and procedures. For students who wish to order and pick up books from the bookstore, they will need to bring a printed copy of their schedule with course titles and numbers/sections. A staff member will be located at the bookstore entrance counting the number of individuals inside the store to remain in compliance with local and state guidelines. No students will be allowed inside the book staging area. If you would like to order textbooks online, please visit the bookstore website.

Academics and Instruction

As a music student, how is wearing a mask going to affect my classes?

We are working on rearranging classroom layouts to allow for social distancing, and we are adding protective barriers inside the classroom. These efforts will allow students in music classes to sing and play instruments without having to wear masks or face coverings. We are reserving outside spaces, with extra amplification, for choral students. And we are continuing to refine both practice and performance spaces as new research comes out on best practices in music education.

If all our classes are online, can we choose to not be on campus for the semester?

If you choose to take all online courses, then you do not have to be on campus for the semester, as long as all of the classes are fully online. Many classes this fall will be offered in a hybrid format, which will have in-person components.

If our classes are moved online later in the semester, will we receive a tuition reimbursement?

Each type of course format of in-person, hybrid or online all require the same number of faculty, faculty preparation, and level of institutional support. Online courses meet the same educational outcomes as in-person courses. The University uses a variety of assessment tools maintain as much consistency and feedback.

If there is an outbreak on campus what happens next? Do we go back home and go back onto Zoom?

Depending on the severity of the outbreak, we may respond by strengthening protection requirements, putting more classes or more class periods online, or by moving all classes to online platforms and closing the residence halls. We will communicate to students and families as soon as possible if there is a needed change to course delivery or residential procedures.

What if I am diagnosed or self-isolated due to COVID-19? How would I be able to “catch up” after missing college level work?

First, students do need to reach out to their professors to let them know of their situation and in advance let them know why they are missing class or coursework. Faculty members have been instructed to work with students who have been affected by the virus and to be flexible during the pandemic. Our instructors are aware of the exceptional nature of this semester and are committed to working with students, in-person or online, and allow them to complete any work missed because of COVID-19.

What measures have been taken to ensure the safety of the students in the classroom?

Our COVID-19 task force is working hard making changes to class schedules to maximize preventative measures. Classroom layouts will be rearranged to promote social distancing. For classes where masks hinder learning or inhibit certain exercises, such as music-specific courses, additional measures will be taken where students can safely perform classroom exercises without wearing a mask.

Can I choose to take all online classes if I don’t want to be on campus?

Many of our classes for the Fall 2020 semester have been moved to a hybrid or fully online format. So while we do offer online classes, some programs cannot be completed fully online. Students are strongly encouraged to contact their academic advisor about online class options and what is available for their designated major.

What will UE do to ensure students can achieve in the online classroom just as they normally would on campus, especially if they find an online format more challenging?

Due to the nature of the small class size, students still have the ability to connect with professors, monitor grades through Blackboard in real-time, and reach out if there needs to be additional assistance. We also offer peer tutoring, peer coaching, and online class success. You can find more information on the Academics tab of our Coronavirus webpage.

We know that students may need more clarity or time with professors, and at UE we are all willing to make that commitment for students to achieve academic success. If you have concerns, please reach out to your professors prior to the start of the semester. The Office of Disability also offers additional accommodations for students in need.

The Office of Disability also offers additional accommodations for students in need.

How will labs be operated since most equipment is shared between classes?

Classes are going to be modified to achieve the best social distancing and all classes will require masks. We will also be stocking each lab with sanitation and cleaning supplies for a thorough cleaning between classes.

How do I know whether my classes are face-to-face, hybrid, or fully online?

Please check your course schedule, as professors have identified the class format. The first letter or number of the course number will indicate the course format:

  • S – Synchronous Online. The class requires the student to be online during designated days and times.
  • D – Asynchronous Online. The class does not have set meeting days and times.
  • Y – Hybrid Classes. The class requires a combination of in-person and online meetings during designated days and times.
  • A number (usually 0) – Face-to-Face. The class will meet in-person during designated days and times.

Coronavirus Precautions (Masks, Social Distancing) and Testing

Will you be requiring COVID-19 testing of all students when they return to campus?

At this time, we are not requiring COVID-19 testing for UE students and employees who return to campus. There are limited testing resources and we want to use resources for those who are symptomatic. Testing early can provide a false sense of security, but given the ever-evolving nature of COVID-19, we may change our strategy. Testing may be required for athletes based on rules and guidelines set forth by the NCAA.

How will UE monitor students who contract the virus but are asymptomatic?

We will closely monitor our campus and have guidelines in place to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. UE will implement contact tracing on campus and work closely with local health officials and departments. There will be designated isolation areas for students, and they will be required to provide a list of locations of possible exposure.

How will UE monitor students who do not abide by social distancing/wearing mask measures?
  • These protocols apply to anyone on campus, including but not limited to all students, staff, faculty, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and visitors.
  • The primary goal is to achieve voluntary compliance. It is a shared responsibility of all those in the campus community to be supportive, collaborative and treat each other with respect and dignity at all times.
    • Failure to comply with these protocols may result in disciplinary action through the Office of the Dean of Students (students) or Human Resources (employees).
What will happen if students need to be hospitalized due to COVID-19?

Faculty members have been instructed to work with students who have been affected by the virus and to be flexible during the pandemic. Our instructors are aware of the fluid nature of this semester and are committed to working with students, in-person or online, and allowing them to complete any work missed because of COVID-19.

How will parents be notified if their student tests positive for COVID-19?

Due to health privacy law, the University would not know the outcome of the testing unless the student shares this with us; therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to communicate this information.

Can I quarantine at my home if I test positive for COVID-19 while on campus?

Yes, and that will be the required method of quarantine (subject to distance/location). For those that must return home to quarantine, faculty members have been instructed to work with students who have been affected by the virus and to be flexible during the pandemic. Our instructors are aware of the exceptional nature of this semester and are committed to working with students, in-person or online, and allow them to complete any work missed because of COVID-19.

If I test positive for COVID-19 and don’t live close enough to quarantine at my home, can I stay somewhere on campus?

UE will have a designated space on campus for students who test positive and are not able to return home for mandatory quarantine (subject to distance/location).

Will you be testing students regularly on campus?

The University can provide resources of where to receive testing, but we will not have testing readily available on campus. There are multiple locations in Vanderburgh County that offer testing, and we are working with the hospital systems and Health Department to direct any testing needs.

If I test positive and have to quarantine on campus, how will I use my meal plan?

If you live on campus, have a meal plan and are unable to return home to self-isolate, the University can provide and deliver meals to your room.

Will you make COVID-19 testing data available to students and the public?

Due to several federal regulations such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that protect students’ health and privacy, we are not able to report information on students other than aggregate numbers as they are reported to the University.

How will masks be distributed to students when they arrive on campus?

UE masks will be distributed to residential students upon move-in. Students living in fraternity houses will receive their masks from their leadership group. Commuter students will be able to pick up their masks from a designation point, which will be determined soon.

Student mask distribution:

  • For students who will be living in campus housing, they will receive their mask when they pick up their key.
  • For students who reside in Fraternities who are not part of the University village system, masks for the students will be distributed by their chapter.
  • For students who commute to campus, there will be a distribution station at the welcome center in Ridgway University Center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. when classes begin.

Athletics and Fitness Center

Will the weight room be open this semester?

Currently the University is planning for the fitness center, including the weight room, will be open for students this fall with health and safety guidelines in place. Our COVID-19 task force is currently developing plans for the use of the fitness center, and we will share those plans at a later date.

Won’t you need to place 6 feet of distance between season ticket holders’ seats? How will you decide where to move people’s seats?

The University will impose a 50% capacity on the Ford Center events. In turn, this allows for the designation of additional sections as “social distance enforced” areas. We understand that there are different viewpoints on this, but season tickets will be renewed in their current locations and individuals will be able to occupy those seats. For any reason at any event an individual feels uncomfortable in their seat location, they will be able to exchange that ticket for a GA ticket into one of the social distance- enforced areas. This will be facilitated through the use of seat holds & usher staff at the Ford Center.

What is the status of fall athletics for UE?

As of today, we are anticipating the return of our fall sports student-athletes reporting for preparation of the upcoming seasons. We are continuing to work with the Missouri Valley Conference, in developing guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and support staff while participating in activities associated with intercollegiate athletics.

Dining Hall and Meal Plans

Am I going to get my AceBucks back from last semester?

Balances remaining on AceBucks purchased separately by students over the course of the year, or as additional AceBucks when you selected your meal plan, will be rolled over to the Fall 2020 semester for use through September 30, 2020. These AceBucks include those purchased in AceBuck packages. The rollover does not include the “normal” AceBucks that are part of the meal plan.

What changes and guidelines will be implemented for the dining hall when we return?

Several adjustments will be made to the dining hall to reduce traffic, promote social distancing, and reduce contact. Hours at the dining center will be increased, meals will be offered in a “grab-and-go” format, and maximum occupancy in the main dining hall will be decreased. UE is also looking at additional space options within Ridgway to increase capacity and social distancing. Starbucks and Chick-fil-A on campus are expected to be open this fall.

Will you be testing staff members who will be handling food? Will staff members of Chick-fil-A and Starbuck’s be tested?

There is not requiring testing for associates (including Chick-fil-A and Radamacher’s). However, all associates will be required to complete a manager-led health screen before starting work each day, which includes a contactless temperature checks.

Will there be overflow seating in Ridgway, and what will the hours of availability be?

Yes, we will have overflow seating. This includes the 1959 Gallery at the top of the stairs, as well as seating outside the bookstore in the Radamacher’s Lounge. These spaces will be available all day as a location for dining and studying in a socially distanced environment.

If I am in mandated quarantine and on a meal plan, how will I receive meals?

If a student is on a meal plan and in isolation, dining services will deliver meals.

Will students still have access to the same food options and quantities if the University is encouraging takeout options and limiting seating for social distancing?

While operations will be modified to keep everyone safe during this time, we will still be providing the same offerings as we have in the past. Students are still free to eat all they care to, although reentering a line may be necessary to follow current social distancing practices. To keep everyone safe at this time, modifications are required. We are hopeful that those modifications will be reduced as we move through the year.

With new dining hall regulations in place, will the hours be extended to accommodate for them?

We are planning to increase dining hall hours to promote social distancing.

International Students

As an international student, will I need to be in 2 weeks quarantine? And if so, where?

We are currently monitoring the health and safety guidelines. At this time, students are not required to self-isolate when returning to campus. However, students are encouraged to remain at home or off-campus and self-isolate for 14 days if they have been recently exposed to someone with a possible COVID diagnosis.

Other

Will I be able to work off campus and leave campus like I normally did?

We will not have any restrictions regarding access to campus.

Will I be charged a distance learning fee if my class is moved online?

The distance learning fee is only applied to classes that are created to be online or normally offered in an online format for the duration of the class. If classes are moved online due to COVID-19, you will not be charged this fee.

Why should I pay an activity fee if there may not be many activities on campus this year?

The student activity fee is administered by the Student Government Association and provides funding for a variety of things on campus. With proper guidelines, there is every intention of having activities and events on campus for the fall.

Will club leaders be given premium access to Zoom so they may host meetings online?

Student organizations should work with SGA to identify the need for technology to administer organization functions. Not all groups may need a paid account and not all solutions need to happen in Zoom.

Will students still be able to get a flu shot on campus this fall?

Yes, flu shots will be available at the Health Center. The vaccines will become available in October, and we will send an AceNotes to the UE community letting everyone know when they become available.

If a student was supposed to attend Harlaxton this year, will they be able to attend in a later semester?

Sure. Any Harlaxton student can always change semesters, we just need an indication of which semester you prefer to attend in the future. An email is needed with this confirmation. UE recommends that students speak with their academic advisor to ensure that the courses are a good fit for the semester to which they switch.

When will classes begin this fall?

The Fall 2020 semester will officially begin on Monday, August 17, 2020.

Will COVID-19 testing be performed on campus?

We will not have a testing center on campus, but the University can provide testing options and locations if needed.

What is the University’s plan to assist students who may need counseling or support during these difficult times?

With the current concerns about safety and well-being, the Office of Counseling Services understands that mental health plays an important role in being healthy. Counseling Services will be available via Zoom meetings or phone calls during regular business hours for students seeking assistance. Students may either email the Counseling Services office at counselingservices@evansville.edu or call 812-488-2663.

Will the work-study program be available for students this fall?

Work Study positions will still be available to students and individual departments will ensure that students are able to work while maintaining safe working environments.

Students will be receiving details for fall employment from our Work-Study Coordinator by the end of July. Be watching your student email inbox for this!

Will there be any changes to the campus recycling program?

Due to the pandemic, we will not recycle plastic during the Fall 2020 semester. However, we will continue to recycle paper and cardboard. Unlike previous years, the move-in cardboard collection will not involve freshmen this semester. We are working on an alternative for cardboard collection in a central location, like the lagoon.

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